Drug, Forgery Bust in Madras

Drug and Forgery charges follow a bust in Madras. Monday afternoon OSP and the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team served a warrant at a home on Northwest Columbia Drive and arrested Joshua Joseph. The search warrant turned up drug lab but Joseph is also charged with Forgery, Theft, and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. ...
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Medford Volunteer Accused of Child Sexual Contact

 A Medford man is in jail on charges related to the sexual abuse of a kindergarten student in White City. On Friday, December 8, 2017, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Jerry Duane Lodge, 72, of the 700-block of Crater Lake Avenue. The investigation showed Lodge sexually touched the 5-year-old girl while volunteering at...
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Air Stagnation Through Thursday; Today’s Call Red

The National Weather Service has continued the Air Stagnation Advisory until Thursday.  The stagnant weather pattern has brought poor ventilation conditions to the Klamath basin. The Air Quality Advisory is Red for today through at least Noon Tuesday.   The RED HEALTH ALERT ADVISORY call means the following:  1.     EXEMPTIONS FOR WOODSTOVES ARE VOID TODAY inside the Air Quality Zone....
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DUI Arrest in Fatal Josephine County Crash

A Grants Pass man faces a Manslaughter charge for a DUI car accident that killed a woman Saturday.  OSP says around 2:00 AM 21-year-old Stuart Hamilton was heading southbound New Hope Road when he crossed the center line and collided nearly head-on with Chrystal Berko of Grants Pass. Berko was dead at the scene....
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Transient Arrested for First Interstate Robbery

Klamath Falls Police have nabbed the guy suspected robbing the First Interstate Bank on South 7th Street Thursday morning.  They Robert Sean McCarthy claimed to have a weapon when he took the cash and ran.  Members from the Oregon State Police and the Klamath County Sheriff also responded to assist. Upon arrival, officers secured...
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Bonanza Woman Dies in Single Car Crash

Oregon State Police have identified the Bonanza woman who died in a car crash on Highway 140 east of Klamath Falls late Wednesday morning. According to a press release, 26-year old Carol Lynn Petersen was headed westbound on Highway 140, when her pickup truck went off the road and on to an embankment shortly...
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Klamath County Treasurer Resigns

December 6, 2017 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Jason Link has resigned his position as Klamath County Treasurer. The Klamath County Board of Commissioners have appointed Vickie Noel as interim Treasurer. To learn additional information pertaining to the office of County Treasurer and the election process, refer to the Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 208. Questions...
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KFPD In Line For New Dash and Body Cams

The Klamath Falls Police Department could soon have body cameras and upgrades for its patrol car dash cameras. KFPD was authorized to add the program as part of the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget back in June. The department is primarily looking to purchase an “all in one” camera platform to increase department transparency. The order,...
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Chiloquin Fire and Rescue Adds Third Ambulance

Chiloquin Fire and Rescue has purchased a new/used ambulance, bringing them to three.  Chief Mike Cooke says medical calls have expanded since the fire department and ambulance consolidated but now the mostly volunteer department needs more staff to be able to utilize all three ambulances. He says they especially need people during the weekday hours.  Chief Cooke...
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KF Offers Seniors Snow Removal Help

The City of Klamath Falls is offering senior citizen snow removal assistance this winter. Qualifying senior citizens who are residents of the City may request assistance in removal of snow from paved driveways and sidewalks at their homes. Cristina Buckley with the City of Klamath Falls says seniors should apply ahead of the snow season as applications...
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